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The Importance of Parrot Insurance

Published on Wednesday, 27th July 2016
Filed under Avian Articles
By Tamara Labelle, Exotic Direct.
 
At Exotic Direct we’re offering a 10% discount on your Parrot insurance through Northern Parrots. Just click this link
 
Or call 0345 982 5505 quoting the Northern Parrots 10% discount.
 
There are around 1.3 million indoor birds in the UK and they are the third most popular pet behind dogs and cats, according to the Pet Food Manufacturers (PFMA) Pet Population report 2021.
 
But as a nation of pet lovers, are we ensuring our Parrots get access to the same quality of healthcare as their canine and cat counterparts? And indeed, our human selves?
 
The main reason pet owners usually buy insurance is to cover vet fees. Exotic Direct offer policies that cover vet fees, death and theft.
 
Check out our policies:
 
Premier: For large birds such as African Greys, Macaws, Cockatoos, Amazons and more, our highest level of vet fee cover is for £5,000. This includes cover for death and theft.
 
If your bird is worth £600 you can expect to pay £215.20 a year for this policy or 10 instalments of £21.52.
 
Essential: Next step down, you’re looking at £2,500 of vet fee cover. This also includes death and theft.
 
You’ll pay £186.08 a year for this policy or 10 instalments of approximately £18.60.
 
Basic: Our lowest level of cover simply covers death and theft. It does not include vet fees. For a bird costing £600 you’ll pay £78.56 or 10 instalments of £7.85.
 
Essential for small birds:  We also have a policy designed for smaller birds, such as Budgerigars, Cockatiels and Parakeets. 
 
You can get £1,500 of vet fees, but no death or theft cover is included. You’ll pay £83.60 a year or 10 instalments of £8.36.
 
The cost of cover will vary depending on the stated value of your bird/s if death and theft cover is included, and the number of bird/s on a policy if it’s for vet fees only. Policy purchase is subject to Terms and Conditions.
 
All prices were correct in July 2021.
 
Collection cover: We know many small bird owners may have a larger ‘feathered family’, so we also offer cover for collections of birds.
 
This is only available over the phone and offers £1,500 of vet fee cover per bird.
 
Don’t forget your 10% discount on Parrot insurance through Northern Parrots. Click here

Or call 0345 982 5505 quoting the Northern Parrots 10% discount.
 
One of Exotic Direct’s unique benefits is we can cover birds up to any age. As long as your bird is 12 weeks of age or over, we can help.  
 
For the feathered flock owners among you, we can cover up to three birds on a policy, with vet fee cover spread across all birds.
 
Why should you choose Exotic Direct?


We’re the UK’s no. 1 exotic pet insurance provider
 
We’ve been insuring exotic pets for 25 years
 
We paid 94% of claims in 2020
 
Our customers rate us 4.7/5 for customer experience on Feefo
 
 
Why are vet fees increasing?
 
We occasionally hear that pet owners are concerned that vet fees for treatment are increasing every year.
 
To find out more why prices seem to be going up we spoke to Sarah Dawson, vet nurse at our sister company Bought By Many:
 
Here’s what she had to say: “Vet fees have risen as we now have more treatment options available, advanced diagnostic aids and training for veterinary surgeons. These help vets to provide the best possible care for people’s pets.”
 
Other costs contributing to increasing vet fees include salaries, rent and bills, as well as any relevant taxes such as VAT.
 
The cost of treating humans is also likely to increase each year,  but because the UK has the NHS, we’re often not aware of them. But there’s no NHS for pets.
 
Don’t forget your 10% discount on Parrot insurance through Northern Parrots. Click here.  
 
Or call 0345 982 5505 quoting the Northern Parrots 10% discount.

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